Events, Awards, Clubs, and Academic Facilities
Crossing Borders Cultural Program: The ongoing program, Crossing Borders, initiated by the Russian and Slavic Studies Division at Hunter College in 2008, provides a platform for people in the arts from Eastern Europe and Russia who, having achieved wide recognition in their respective fields, can inspire the next generation of artists, performers, writers and film makers in America. Crossing Borders is designed to attract the interest of New Yorkers with a particular interest in Russian and East European culture. The program is also linked to the Russian and Polish studies curriculum with the purpose of enriching the students’ experience of Russian and East European culture and literature. Crossing Borders events are advertised widely throughout the college and in the greater New York area. The Division sponsors two events per semester in the Crossing Borders program. Information about forthcoming events is also available on the Russian club of Hunter College Facebook page (invitation only).
Israeli-Russian Film Festival: The festival, in its fifth year of existence, is sponsored by the Russian American Cultural Center. The festival is now also supported by the Division of Russian and Slavic Studies which first hosted the festival at Hunter College in the Fall of 2014. For more information on the upcoming festivals visit: www.russianamericanculture.com
Student awards are given annually to our outstanding students in Russian and Slavic Studies. The awards are made possible by the generosity of Filia Holtzman whose fund has supported students and cultural programs in the Division for many years.
The Russian Club
The club sponsors lectures, regular club meetings in the Chanin Learning Center organized around various aspects of Russian and Slavic culture, and field trips to museums in New York City and beyond. In the past, the club has sponsored various Crossing Borders events, celebrated Russian Easter and Christmas and traveled to different exhibits and museums. Visit the Russian club of Hunter College Facebook page for more information on the club’s current activities.
The Polish Club
The Polish Club at Hunter College is one of the oldest such institutions at CUNY. Last year the Polish club celebrated its 70th anniversary at the Polish Consulate of New York. The guests included club members who participated in the club during the Second World War. The club’s events are organized around various aspects of Polish culture. Polish club members are very active at Hunter and their events are advertised on the Polish Club of Hunter College Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/polishclubofhuntercollege
- The Leon and Toby Cooperman Library at Hunter College (entrance on the third floor of the East Building at Hunter College)
- The Classics Library/Conference Room (1324 Hunter West)
- The Chanin Learning Center (entrance on the second floor of the West Building at Hunter College)
- The Chanin Club Room (B 126, entrance on the basement level)
Faculty offices are located primarily on the 13th and 14th floor of the West Building, and most Russian and Slavic courses are taught in the same building.